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Amir Abourass Principal Abourass Design

Amir Abourass      |      Principal

Amir has been described as a reviver of modest space and materials into states of architectural splendor. Since establishing his design studio, Abourass Design Lab LLC, the studio's body of work has seen featured press and international acclaim. He has completed work both domestically and abroad for a diverse list of cherished clientele and friends with projects completed in the USA, UAE, KSA, France and Italy. Since it’s establishment, the studio has been sought out by leading developers, municipal planning authorities and government sponsored development commissions abroad to consult collaboratively on a wide range of residential, hospitality and mix-use real estate development projects and urban design planning studies. Amir’s studio has also had the privilege of being invited to frequently participate in high profile international architecture and interior design competitions. His commitment to the utilization of site specific sourced materials and advocacy of alternative building construction methods is evident throughout his body of work.


Prior to founding the design studio, Amir has had the privilege of working for world leading architecture design firms including the offices of Perkins + Will Architects Los Angeles,  Howsden Tweed + Heulsmen Architects Beverly Hills and the Walt Disney Imagineering Architecture head offices in Glendale, CA. He has also dedicated time to working closely with students and academic researchers at architectural and engineering programs internationally on sponsored design research project workshops focused on alternative materials and building methods. Amir has also been featured as a guest contributor and critic at numerous events including architecture design and urbanism workshops, design competitions, exhibitions, and gallery openings. 


He holds both a Bachelors of Architecture and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Southern California  USC School of Architecture as well as a Graduate Certificate in Building Science also from USC. With his work, it is his aim to contribute to the international discourse on the emerging role of renewably abundant material solutions and atypical building methods in design and construction in the developing world. He currently spends his time between the design studio, being on project sites locally and abroad, and with his wonderful wife and three children.

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